Character Naming

As an Author naming your Character is an important step right after coming up with the plot. I am here to help you choose the right character name for you and your story.

Make sure your character name is Genre Appropriate. Make sure if it's a Historical Fiction novel or takes place in a real time period that the name was used then. Or if it's a fictionalized place then you can be as creative as you wish.

Just have fun with naming your character. It is after all your story.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015


Meaning: (The Most Beautiful, Lark, Church, Monastery, From the name of a type of lily. Use of the name may also be inspired by Greek καλλος (kallos) meaning "Beauty". Also possibly a variant of Caoilainn an Irish Gaelic name meaning "Slim and Fair", or from Kelila meaning "Crown of Laurel" or a short form of Michaela.)

Origin: (Greek, English, Celtic, Irish Gaelic)

Pronunciation: (CAL-lah, KAL-ə, KA-lə, KAELLaa)

Gender: Female

I love the meanings of this name and the short nature of it I like a lot as well. A lot will think of Calla Lily when they see this and that is great as most everyone knows how to pronounce Calla Lilly so they will know how to say Calla minus the Lily part, unless of course your character is named Calla Lily.

I see a very strong determined character that’s bold and brave when tested. But on the other hand I see a character that is at first not exactly the strongest but grows to be the strongest and boldest and bravest character. Then again I see as well a mischievous trouble maker like character. So as you see this name is diverse in a way and is simple, short and very pretty.





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I try to have the most accurate Meanings, Origin and Pronunciations for the names on this blog. It is best though to do research into the names you decide to use for your characters as there can be errors on my blog. Or meanings, origins, and pronunciations I have not seen thus not been able to add to this blog.

Try some of the leading Baby Name Sites and Baby Name or Character Naming books as well.

The baby name sites below are where I collect many of the Names, Origins, and Pronunciations I use on this blog.

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